Continuing with our series on the "Chess game" between God's people and the Father of all lies, today let's focus on the lies the Enemy uses on those who have not yet accepted God's redemptive love to ensure, they remain in "unsaved" condition ...

   1. Evolution:
 

 

When the Bible speaks about Creation of man in His own image (Gen 1:27) by involution (Gen 2:7), the Father of all lies readily sells THE BIGGEST LIE about Evolution, putting the simple-minded tragically on the path of spiritual degenerative devolution! Even recently, there was News in the media about the buses in London being plastered with the sleazy slogan, "There is probably no God, now stop worrying and enjoy life". Now who is to share with my atheist friends the experience of every saved sinner that God not only exists but He himself is the source of all lasting joy (John 15:11) as the Psalmist would readily testify "Oh taste and see that the Lord is good" (Psalm 34:8)?

Is there a very empirical test for those with a "scientific bent of mind" to examine for themselves that all what the Bible says about Adam's spotless creation (innocent and holy was he as little children, who dash about naked merrily in our homes, even as their hearts are completely pure) and his fall into sin are all true? They would have to just look at their natural inclination to "cloth themselves" and the truth as to why such an innate tendency is there in us all -explained by the Bible (Genesis 3:7) would dawn upon them. Even in the atheists/pro-evolutionists conference, is not everyone immaculately dressed?  One wonders why none in defiance of Genesis 3:7, walks around naked, even in the atheists' or pro-evolutionists' meetings! I say this not in contempt but with utmost concern in my hearts for their souls.

More than anything else, I would request the atheists and the Darwin supporters to test the Lord themselves by praying sincerely to Him in the hour of their need and "taste" the answers for themselves!

 

   2. Generalization:

 

 

 

Hey all religious roads lead to ONE GOD! This is yet, another lie, which the Father of all lies sells with deadly effect to the easily deceived souls (Proverbs 14:12). Either Jesus was a liar himself or the really the Saviour of all when He declared "I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE" (John 14:6)! Would not the truth be clear as daylight when we consider the fact that the one who made this stupendous statement was a HOLY, SINLESS PERSON WITH NO GUILE RIGHT FROM THE WOMB TO THE TOMB (John 8:46). Jesus IS NOT one of the many ways to God but THE ONE AND ONLY WAY! Period.

Look at what Jesus also taught, "I am the vine and you are branches ... You cannot do anything apart from ME" (John 15:5)! Without Christ indwelling us in spirit (Romans 8:9), we who are all "connected" to the fallen and sinful Adam (talk of Genetics and transmission of sinful traits from father to a offspring) cannot by our own strength lead a HOLY life abounding in good deeds! Self-confessed hopeless struggle of Paul to escape from the clutches of sin is pointer to this fact (Romans 7:14-25). Yes, how can we be indifferent to the great salvation plan of God in Christ and hope to escape the Divine wrath (Heb 2:3)?

The specific truth (not a generalized one) is that on the Great day of Judgment, many would be judged not as much for sinning, as for not depending on Him, for escaping the allurements of sin...not as much for not doing good as for not leaning upon His strength for doing good. A GREATER SIN THAN ANY ACT OF COMMITTING SIN IS TRYING NOT TO SIN WITHOUT DEPENDING ON THE SAVIOUR POWER! Anyone who cannot comprehend this truth, the Bible declares "has been blinded by...who else...the Father of all lies." (2 Corinthians 4:4)!

Prayer: Father, we pray for all the unsaved ones' who are reading this piece that their hearts would be quickened by Your spirit and that they would hand over the reins of their lives into Your hands. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Please join us next Tuesday for CHECKMATE, Part 3!

Suresh Manoharan

J and SM Ministries


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